Event summary

Edinburgh Campus

Event details

A doctorate is a journey towards academic independence. Doctoral students start and finish at different points, gaining different skills along the way; doctoral supervisors place different emphases on different points of the journey and have different interpretations of what supervision means. This workshop does not take a rules-and-regulations approach to supervision or attempt to instruct supervisors in one particular way of mangaing the complex supervisory relationship.

Participants will consider the doctoral journey and the challenges that students face along the way and explore what kind of support tehy might offer at which points.

The worskhop will introduce a number of ideas, case studies and conceptual frameworks to help participants thinking and practice in this area.

By the end of this session, participants will have:

  • considered the roles and responsibilities that project supervisors may have
  • explored reasonable expectations of the students
  • considered some likely problems that they may encounter and formulated some possible solutions
  • developed and enhanced useful supervisory skills


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